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   LATEST ADDITIONS
HINO ELECTRONICS CEFUCOM 21 / Multipurpose SLAP Computer
The CEFUCOM 21 is a very strange computer ! It was built around a Sanyo PHC-25 to be used as a computer-aided teaching and learning system (to learn English for example). A tape recorder is built-in the left side of the plastic case. The tape deck can read data on one channel and audio on the other. This feature is used by the system to output audio instructions at the same time as its loads data programs into the computer. The tape deck can also be used indep...
SANYO  PHC-20
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
SANYO  PHC-10
The PHC-10 was released at the same time as the PHC-20 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-10 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today, excepts for press pictures from the 80s. PHC stands for "Personal Home Computer". The PHC-10 was the entry-level sys...
SHEEN Sheen 2001 Home Video Center
The Sheen 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. This family of consoles released around 1982, includes many sub-categories depending on the cosmectic plastic case used, the motherboards version and above all its cartridge slot type. That's why all these systems are "software" compatible, but not "cartridge" compatible. The Sheen 2001 Home Video Centre was marketed in Australia. The other systems using the sam...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Video Spelcomputer 1001
The Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 1001 (product code SD-290) is exactly the same system as the ITMC SD-290 (see this entry for more info). This particular version was marketed by Ormatu in the Netherlands and in Finland (?)....
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
The Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Interton VC-4000 or the Radofin 1292 to name a few. Though, the Interton VC-4000 is the maybe most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licence...
TERAK CORPORATION 8510 Data Processor
The Terak 8510 is a complete stand-alone micro-computer based on DEC's LSI-11 chipset (16-bit !), in other words, it si a PDP-11 compatible. It was one of the first high-end microcomputers and among the first desktop personal computers to offer a bitmap graphics display. It was capable of running a stripped version of UNIX version 6. It was the first personal machine on which the UCSD p-System was widely used. Various universities in the USA used it in the late 1970s through mid-1980s to teac...
TOSHIBA  Visicom 100
This beautiful but obscure Japanese system was released in january 1978. It's basically a clone of the RCA Studio gaming system, one of the first videogame console of all time (released in january 1977). Made by Toshiba, this beauty was also based on the RCA 1802 micro-processor, and its video counterpart, the CDP 1861. However the main difference with the Studio II is that the Visicom 100 offers colour display thanks additional hardware. Another nice difference, is that unlike the Studio ...
BIT CORPORATION  Dina 2-in1 / Bit 7200 / Chuang Zao Zhe 50
The Dina, also known in Taiwan as the Chuang Zao Zhe 50, is a video game console originally manufactured by Bit Corporation, later sold in the United States by Telegames as the Telegames Personal Arcade.It is a clone of both the ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 consoles, with one cartridge slot for each platform, and came bundled with the game Meteoric Shower, which was built into the system. Telegames never advertised its compatibility with the SG-1000. The Dina's controllers are modeled after ...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger
In 1977 computing industry is changing fast. Ohio Scientific Instruments who were making a lot of expansion boards for their 400 single-board computer, called "Superboard", realize that it would be nice to sell all this hardware, all assembled, in a single case, ready to plug and use. That's what is a Challenger computer, more a concept than a single system. Indeed under the name Challenger came different configurations based around the Superboard system: - Challenger 65-1k: 6502A CPU, ser...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
THORN EMI  WREN
The Wren was one of the last "laptop" CP/M computer. It can be described as a combined personal computer and Teletext terminal. It weights more than 12 Kg ! This Computer was assembled at the Thorn EMI factory in Treorchy South Wales. Only about 1000 were made before Wren went bust and many companys were left holding the parts for the other 9000 units that were part of the first production run. It was very advanced for its day and the software package was very good quality and comprehensi...
RESEARCH MACHINES LINK 480Z
The Link 480Z was meant originally as a disc-less network station. It was designed to offer a lower cost computer to schools. The name "Link" meant link in a chain. It was a very reliable system, and one of the first personal computers used in the English schools. Because of the good reputation of the Research Machines computers, the Link 480Z was one of the three computers chosen for the U.K. 1982 Educational Scheme, with the Sinclair Spectrum and the
COMMODORE  CBM 700 Series
The Commodore 700 series featured the same hardware basis as the 600 series but had a built-in tilt-and-swivel monochrome 12" monitor, a detachable keyboard and housing for two 5.25" floppy drives. It was said that the 5/6/700 cases were designed by Porsche, not the more familiar Porsche auto factory, but the separate Porsche Design firm. Three version were also available: • 710 (CBM 128/80 in USA): 128 KB RAM • 720 (CBM 256/80): 256 KB RAM • 730 (CBMX 2...
CANON  V-25
This was a small MSX 2 computer it had "only" 64 KB of VRAM (the minimum required in MSX2 specifications) and no floppy drive usually found on MSX2 computers....
PANASONIC FH 2000
The FH-2000 was the successor of the Panasonic HHC. Like its predecessor, it was a portable machine intended to run professional custom applications. The computer was solidly built, featuring an IBM/PC-like keyboard and an 8-line LCD display located into the cover. The basic software was comprised of an 8086 BIOS and a BASIC interpreter close to the Microsoft/GW-Basic, stored in one of the four ROM sockets. These sockets provided up to 512 KB of memory area...
ISKRA DELTA  800
Iskra DELTA 800 was derived from the Digital PDP-11/34, compatible to the DELTA family. It could be connected to other computer systems like DEC, IBM, UNIVAC, and others. It had extended addressing capability (hence, could support 4 MB of RAM), was running somewhat modified RSX 11M, called Delta M OS, and ran J11 Digital Equipment processor (as all PDPs 11 did). There were several programming languages written for its operating system: ASSEMBLER, COBOL, FORTRAN, BASIC and PASCAL. Iskra Del...
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
The Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Interton VC-4000 or the Radofin 1292 to name a few. Though, the Interton VC-4000 is the maybe most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licence...
POLYMORPHIC  System 8813
The Polymorphic System 8813 was the larger brother of the Poly 88. William Davis reports : This unit could connected to an add-on unit (MS 88) that consisted of two 8" Shugart DSDD disk drives. Near the end Polymorphic System also featured a 10 MB hard disk and a unit called the "Twin Systems" which allowed two simultaneous users on a shared bus. I had all the above, buying the first of three 8813 in 1978 and continuing to use ...
NINTENDO Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2
In an attempt to prolong the Super Nintendo's life, Nintendo of America launched the SNES 2 in 1997, similar to what had previously been done with the NES 2. The SNES 2 was only available in the States and Japan, but was never released in Europe. It was smaller and lighter than the original version, lacking the expansion and RF ports of the old model, although the internal hardware remained exactly the same. The decision to ship the SNES 2 with Super Ma...
THOMSON  JV1T
Even Thomson made pong systems! Actually, this system is an Interton 2400 pong system rebadged by Thomson for the french market. Read this entry for more info. Thomson also released another pong system, the JV-1002....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jouni
8/5/2021
SALORA Fellow
I had this as a kid, mainly because it was a failure and was sold of cheap so we could afford it, all my friends had either Commadores or MSX-type machines, it was around 1983. It was crap, had to write all programs on Basic, the buttons stuck, no games where available, but I learned programming.

Bob Frazier
8/5/2021
Q1 CORPORATION Q1 System
My first job in technology. Worked there from early 80s to nearly the end in 1989. Started in the Test department, did Field Service, and in the end did a little bit of everything. We went from around 500 employees to me, the receptionist, and the president (Glen Malm). Moved from Hauppauge, to Coram, to Medford, and after I left I think it moved to Glen''s garage.

Lawrence M Kapenstein
8/3/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL I
I found an old 5 1/4" disk with 12 years of work on it that I would like to convert to my new computer or just print. Does anyone know how to do that?

allez
8/3/2021
CANON  AS-100
Hi Ron , do you still have the canon AS-100 for sale ? thanks

Numanoid
8/2/2021
TRIUMPH ADLER  ALPHATRONIC PC
Package deal on this computer, with disk drive, monitor and software was sold for $498 during summer 1985 (marked down from $1448 according to the info): https://youtu.be/TTi80NldsYE?t$289

Sven W.
8/2/2021
ACT Apricot Xi
I just got one of this rare grey Apricot Xi today. Ive experienced almost as exactly the same problem as Bill mentioned below. The computer startet no problems. But after a few seconds the PSU of the Monitor got up in smoke. Fortunately it came with another small monitor and i was able to do a bit of tinkering with this lovely machine. Some of the keys of the keyboard seem to be dead. Anyone here that knows if these rare keyboards are fixable? Greetings

Katy
7/31/2021
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
Hi We are in London I have in the cellar an Amstrad 8512 with monitor, printer, user guide and a number of games and floppy discs Also a BBC micro Would anyone be interested in these? thanks Katy


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
Y² MONSTER-LAND (26)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - platform
THE BLACK ONYX (C-72)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
BPS, Sega - 1987
 game - role playing game
TV SCHOOL HOUSE I (18V500)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game -
STAR SPEEDER (18)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - racing - space
CONGO BONGO (G-1007)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - platform
BUBSY IN FRACTURED FURRY TAILS (J9020E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Accolade (developer), Atari (publisher) - 1994
 game - platform
TOKYO-NAMPA.STREET
Sharp X1
Enix - year unknown
 game -
STUNT CYCLE
Arcade
Atari - 1976
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
CHALLENGE
Arcade
Mirco Games - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - tennis
PACAR (G-1020)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - car - maze
FOOTBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - american football - sport
SUPER MAHJONG (04)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - mahjong - mind games
INVASION
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - strategy
BATMAN RETURNS (PA2101)
Atari Lynx
Atari, DC Comics - 1992
 game - batman - beat 'em up - platform - superheroes
PIRATE'S COVE ADVENTURE (VIC-1915)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - pirate - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only

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French ad (may 1984)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
VC20 German advert

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
Isaac Asimov #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
 German leaflet #2

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
U.S. advert (1978)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
Japanese advert (198...

SONY
Hit-Bit 55

 
Japanese advert

CANON
X-07

 
ACE 100 advert (1982...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
QL catalogue #4

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Arabic model

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
First advert (1989)

PHILIPS
CD-i 210

 
In schools #2

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
Advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL 16

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
insert - verso

WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
Disk drive #2 Feb. 1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Baked Apple

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
STACY

 
Spectrum+ French ad.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
Advert #1

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French advert (1984)

OLIVETTI
M24

 
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